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Rad Geek Speaks: Markets Not Capitalism in Austin, Texas (Feb. 4-5, 2012)

I am happy to announce that Markets Not Capitalism is coming to Austin, Texas next weekend. I will be appearing at Brave New Books near the UT campus, and MonkeyWrench Books in North Austin, for a talk / reading / Q&A / market anarchist shindig on Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5. Books will be available for purchase, I’ll be available for discussion and signing, caffeine will be available for consumption; spontaneously-ordered sociality to follow. Come on down; invite yr friends!

Markets Not Capitalism Book Talk/Signing

Charles Johnson (editor, contributor)

Markets Not Capitalism:
Individualist Anarchism Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty

(Published by Minor Compositions/Autonomedia, November 2011).

Markets Not Capitalism @ Brave New Books:

Saturday, 4 February 2012. 6:00pm-9:00pm.
at Brave New Books underground bookstore
1904 Guadalupe Suite B (downstairs),
Austin, Texas 78705
More at the Facebook Event page

Markets Not Capitalism @ MonkeyWrench Books:

Sunday, 5 February 2012. 6:00pm-8:00pm.
at MonkeyWrench Books radical bookstore
110 E. North Loop,
Austin, Texas 78751
More at the Facebook Event page

I’ll be giving a brief talk at both events, and then a reading from the collected essays on the nature of capitalism, role of the State in creating and propping it up, the place of mutual exchange and individual ownership in a radical, bottom-up alternative, the radical possibilities of freed-market social activism, and the individualist and mutualist tendencies within the anticapitalist tradition. Q&A, discussion and book-signing will ensue.

Many, many thanks are due to Crystal of the Austin / Central Texas A.L.L., for suggesting and organizing both of these events. And many thanks also to the spaces that have generously agreed to host us. Brave New Books is an underground radical libertarian bookstore, located one block from the University of Texas. In addition to fiction and nonfiction about a wide variety of topics, they also host community events including film showings, community meetings, music, speakers, book signings, and more.

MonkeyWrench Books is an all volunteer, collectively-run radical bookstore in North Austin. They provide an extensive collection of radical literature and media, prioritizing books, magazines, movies and zines that you won’t find at your average corporate bookstore; they also provide a place for meetings, film screenings, workshops, benefits, book readings and performances. The store facilitates greater interaction among individuals and organizations working toward social and economic justice. It’s a place where both experienced organizers and people new to political activism can find support, information, and a range of progressive viewpoints. It’s also a relaxed space to network and make connections over a cup of organic coffee or tea.

I’ll see you there!

Monday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://aaeblog.com/2011/06/10/jim-crow-returns-to-alabama/">Jim Crow Returns to Alabama. Roderick, <cite>Austro-Athenian Empire</cite> (2011-06-10)</a>. <q>This past Thursday the Alabama legislature put on their white hoods and enacted the harshest anti-immigrant regime in the country, one even more tyrannical than Arizona’s ethnic-cleansing laws. As in Arizona, the new edict “allows police to arrest anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant if the person is stopped...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2011-06-12.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/archives/2011/06/10/that-80s-show">That ’80s Show. Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason.com articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-06-10)</a>. <q>Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now—Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything, by David Sirota, Ballantine Books, 220 pages, $25 1971 saw the debut of All in the Family, a generation-gap comedy that pitted a liberal college student against his conservative father-in-law. 1982...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2011-06-12.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://nonadventures.com/2011/06/11/revolutionary-warped/">Revolutionary WARPED. admin, <cite>The Non-Adventures of Wonderella</cite> (2011-06-11)</a>. <q>Grenades took a bit longer to explode back then.</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Sunday 2011-06-12.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/hxkse/why_is_ranarchism_so_feminist_oriented/c1z9umh">rechelon on Why is /r/Anarchism so feminist oriented? <cite>reddit: the front page of the internet</cite> (2011-06-12)</a>. <q>1) Well, for instance, there&#39;s a profound number of ways that the state is utterly terrible on issues of rape -- like during the RNC in 08 the police basically openly shuttered their rape investigation department, because you know, priorities, but also use of rape as a weapon by cops/prisons,...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2011-06-13.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.laanarchist.org/blog/2011/06/black-rose-anarchist-history-tour/">Black Rose Anarchist History Tour. Guy Debord, <cite>Los Angeles Anarchist</cite> (2011-06-13)</a>. <q>Fellow Anarchists! Los Angeles has a rich anarchist history, but sadly most of that history has been forgotten or lost in the pages of time. Due to a disconnect of today’s anarchists with their past, combined with never ending redevelopment of the city’s landscape, anarchists in the city constantly walk...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2011-06-13.)</em></p></li>

Monday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://marjaerwin.livejournal.com/27027.html">Victim-Blaming - The Gross American Pastime (part 1 of many) <cite>Marja Erwin</cite> (2011-03-25)</a>. <q>For our first entry, I'll take all statements of the form:"If you [act in some harmless but insufficiently subordinate manner], then don't complain when faced with the consequences [up to and including beatings, arrest, torture, and rape]."Look, do we even have to explain why kapoism and other evils are bad?...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-03-25.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.laanarchist.org/blog/2011/03/i-w-w-presents-finally-got-the-news-film-screening-discussion/">I.W.W. presents “Finally Got the News” film screening &amp; discussion. Guy Debord, <cite>Los Angeles Anarchist</cite> (2011-03-25)</a>. <q>“Finally Got the News” film screening and discussion April 9th, 2011 2:00 pm @ The Southern California Library 6120 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA (guest speakers TBA) The Los Angeles IWW invites you to commemorate the legacy and lessons of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. The League was...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2011-03-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/archives/2011/03/16/resilient-japan">Resilient Japan. Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-03-16)</a>. <q>An 8.9 earthquake, a 33-foot tsunami, a series of crises at their battered nuclear plants: The people of Japan have withstood the last week with admirable tenacity. There&#39;s no shortage of lessons the rest of the world can learn from what we&#39;ve been seeing. Here are three of them. 1....</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2011-03-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://libertarian-labyrinth.blogspot.com/2011/03/two-socialist-catechisms.html">Two Socialist Catechisms. Shawn P. Wilbur, <cite>Two-Gun Mutualism &amp; the Golden Rule</cite> (2011-03-28)</a>. <q>I've been reading around Proudhon quite a bit lately, trying to establish contexts as a step towards further clarifying his ideas. And I have been in search of 19th century English translations of the French socialists, as a step towards establishing the contexts for people like William B. Greene and...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2011-03-28.)</em></p></li>

Monday Lazy Linking

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<li><a href="http://www.laanarchist.org/blog/2010/01/l-a-anarchist-bookfair-actions-conversations-intersections-2010/">L.A. Anarchist Bookfair: Actions + Conversations + Intersections 2010. Guy Debord, <cite>Los Angeles Anarchist</cite> (2010-01-16)</a>. <q>L.A. Anarchist Bookfair: Actions + Conversations + Intersections 2010 Sunday January 24th : : Barnsdall Art Park 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 http://www.anarchistbookfair.com/</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Racialicious/~3/y2_YKKoH2NU/">Invictus (Clint Eastwood, 2009) Guest Contributor, <cite>Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture</cite> (2010-01-11)</a>. <q>by Guest Contributor Geo, originally published at Prometheus Brown Morgan Freeman: the kind of black dude even an old white racist can’t hate. Which is why he was cast to drive Miss Daisy, free a man from prison, become president (twice), help Batman, and become the literal, physical embodiment of...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radleybalko/~3/5depraL02yc/">Blame the Libertarians! Radley Balko, <cite>The Agitator</cite> (2010-01-11)</a>. <q>Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Peyton Thomas has emerged as Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s book-learnin’ alter-ego, working with Arpaio to criminally investigate, indict, and otherwise legally intimidate anyone who dares to question the fearless lawman (as well as, now, anyone who dares to question Thomas). Thomas has gone after members of the...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://prorev.com/2010/01/boston-cops-abuse-those-taking-pix-of.html">BOSTON COPS ABUSE THOSE TAKING PIX OF THEM. <cite>UNDERNEWS</cite> (2010-01-18)</a>. The War on Photography (Cont'd.) <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2010/01/creatures-from-conservative-id.html">Creatures from the Conservative Id. <cite>Pro Libertate</cite> (2010-01-18)</a>. Dick Cheney and the triumph of enthusiastic sado-statism. [Trigger warning: the second half of this story includes graphic descriptions of torture and a photograph of its aftereffects.] <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://mises.org/daily/4017">Another Brick in the Wall. <cite>Mises Institute Daily Articles (Full-text version)</cite> (2010-01-14)</a>. <q>[Originally published as "Song that's driving teachers up the wall" in Libertarian Review, Vol. 9, No. 9 (September 1980), pp. 42–43.] The British Band, Pink Floyd's song, "Another Brick in the Wall" has been banned in South Africa, ignored by some radio stations in the United States, and attacked by...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://divisionoflabour.com/archives/006652.php">Eminent Domain Abuse: What Would Homer Simpson Do? <cite>Division of Labour</cite> (2010-01-18)</a>. Resistance to Ratner in NYC <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://mises.org/daily/3948">A Matter of Degree: The New York Subway. <cite>Mises Institute Daily Articles (Full-text version)</cite> (2010-01-11)</a>. <q>[From chapter 14 of The Rise and Fall of Society by Frank Chodorov.] The small State can do to Society everything the large State can do, but not so much of it. The tyranny and terrorism of modern communistic overlords is of a kind with the practices of ancient Sparta,...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://georgedonnelly.com/asides/warwick-cop-disorderly-conduct">Warwick Township Cop Assaults, Kidnaps and Imprisons Me Over My Request for  Business Card. <cite>Arm your Mind for Liberty</cite> (2010-01-18)</a>. Gansters in Blue arrest George Donnelly for speaking when not spoken to. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://blog.mises.org/archives/011470.asp">Mises.org joins the fight for liberty online. David Veksler, <cite>Mises Economics Blog</cite> (2010-01-16)</a>. <q>You may have heard that Google's decided to stop censoring results from its Chinese search engine. After China attempted to access the email accounts of human rights activists, Google also decided to encrypt all Gmail traffic by default. The team behind Mises.org is also contributing to the effort to keep...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)</em></li>